That's right. It's been a long day. You're a little on the tired side when you get home from work. You know you should cook the well-balanced, vege-heavy menu that you planned.
But you can't shake that image of Blueberry-Banana Pancakes dancing through your head. The pancakes are calling you. They're singing that awesome 1980's hit "Don't You Want Me?" The Carrot Cake Pancakes are even singing back-up.
Soon, the Oatmeal is in on the peer pressure. "Come on, Kylie. You know you want to. It's breakfast for dinner. Everybody's doing it."
You're weak. You can't resist. You give in.
This little battle took place yesterday during the night on my own. Ultimately, I couldn't decide between pancakes or a bowl o' oats, so I just combined them. I literally made a loaded oatmeal mix and cooked it like a pancake. Not the most photogenic meal. But sensationally satisfying.
I don't regret giving into the peer pressure. I celebrate my weakness for breakfast-for-dinner :)
Anyone else have a love for breakfast-at-dinner?
(A Hungry Spoon original. It's too weird not to be)
I apologize for not measuring amounts on this one. I just mixed in enough wet ingredients until I reached a thick pancake consistency. Use any fruit combo that suits your fancy. They're not pretty to flip. But boy do they taste good :)
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- Ground flaxseed (at least 1 TBSP, maybe more)
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed
- Crushed blueberries
- Chopped strawberries
- Chopped walnuts
- Skim milk
- Blueberry sauce for topping
Combine all ingredients until desired consistency (pancake-consistency) is reached. Heat a skillet over low-medium heat and coat evenly with cooking spray (I added a little Smart Balance to the pan as well). Pour two pancakes using your batter. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom (about 2 minutes), flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side.
Top with blueberry sauce :)